St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. Proudly, a wine style that hasn’t succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1,460 litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Dark brick-red core, crimson on rim. A wine that immediately invokes interest – its nose endearingly captivating, enticing and intriguing. Fruits propelled from glass – black cherry, mulberry, blackcurrant, boysenberry. Red and dark-fruited, a compote of fresh prune and quince.